Pixel by pixel in reality :
Petrus Wandreys' videosculpture Computer-Man is one of the earliest
of digitalism.
This multifunctional sculpture incorporates some technical relics from the 70s.
After many years with no function it is now fully operational again.

The webinar ”TVs in Art: Conserving Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs)“
was organised
by The Institue of Fine Art, New York University.
Christine Frohnert of the Time Based Media Art, IFA, NYU compiled
a broad
program to the topic of CRT devices in art.
Over a hundred conservators and other enthusiasts joined the
webinars via Zoom.

After nearly 30 years: Beuys Video Wall (Beuys Hat) is displayed at
the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart for the first time since 28 years!
The Paik work from 1990 was only shown for two years till its' dissassembly.
All of the 60 CRTs were overhauled in our workshop in Leverkusen.

Conservators, collectors, museums, galleries, artists,
many ask the question of conserving video art of the early years.

Yet how long the technics will play along? An example of a long term storage!

From the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to the MoMA San Francisco:
The very first TV Buddha made a pit stop at our workshop before
heading to its'
new station in the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

A robot, built out of 20 CRTs, sitting on a motorcycle whichs exhausts
reach to the top of his head.
All limbs of the sculptur display a line-built image.
On the anniversary "25 Years of Falckenberg" it was the eye-catcher.
Built in 1994 - restored by Colorvac in 2020.

Gertrude Stein, a very early member of Paiks' infamous robot family
is restored.
Restoring the CRT TVs contributed to showing the visitor an insight in
mind of Nam June Paik.

Let us keep the world in good shape!
Due to Corona, the annual Meeting of American Institute for
Conservation was
not held in New York, but in the World Wide Web.

Couldn't we fit a flatscreen in there?
A suggestion heard often when talking about conserving CRT media art.
What seems to be an easy solution at first, hides many complications
regarding technical, as well as ehtical aspects of restoration.

In 1976 the Edition Block, Berlin, published the multiple
Der Denker by Nam

June Paik.
It is the first multiple in history of video art.

Long term conservation of media art continues to be the topic in
the world of conservation.

The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart invites Christian Draheim and Jochen
to get an idea of the future of thousands of CRT
artworks worldwide.

Kurt Bennings' installation Videoportraits was prepared for its' debut
in the
Münchner Stadtmuseum.
Back in 2016 the work was restored and shown in the Kolumba Kunstmuseum, Cologne.

Colorvac was invited for the 25th anniversary of Sammlung Falckenberg
in Hamburg.

Various works were restored for this exhibition. Including works
of Nam June Paik and Diana Theater.
One of the eyecatchers of the night, The Palace at 4 A.M. by
Jon Kessler was
restored by Colorvac two years ago.


Dadaikseon (The More The Better) - is a three floor high video
installation,nconsisting of 1006 CRT TVs.
It is not only the biggest video sculpture in the National Museum Seoul,
but also in the world.

Christian Draheim was invited to speak at the "Day of Restoration - Tag der Restauierung"
in Cologne .

In a presentation he explained the composition of a picture tube and went on to mark how
important and irreplacable the tube is as a technical medium for video art.

In the name of Colorvac, Jochen Saueracker traveled to Seoul and
the biggest video art installation in the world -
The More The Better / Dadaikseon.

Nam June Paiks' gigantic tower of TVs is in need of restoration.
Saueracker came to share our thoughts on the future of this significant artwork.

Flashing lights, fast glowing colors changes and many fascinated visitors:

Nam June Paiks' Fish Flies On Sky is fully restored!

On invitation of the Shigeko Kubota Art Foundation, Colorvac held
a presentation in Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubotas' personal
art atelier in the Mercer Street
in Manhatten, New York.
Christian Draheim presented his work and ideas in the topic of video art restoration.